Slumdwellers pelt stones at BMC staffers, policemen
The Parksite police arrested 20 persons from Vikhroli (West) on Wednesday for pelting stones and attacking policemen and civic officials who were to demolish five hutments.
One of the constables, Subhash Panigrahi, 47, sustained injuries to his head and was taken to Rajawadi Hospital.
“The civic officials had permission from the court to demolish five hutments at the Pankesha Dargah slums as part of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) redevelopment scheme. Officers from the Parksite police station had accompanied them for protection,” said S Shintre, deputy commissioner of police, zone 7.
The incident took place around 12.30pm, when the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, armed with legal paperwork, approached them for protection during the demolition work. “Everyone, apart from the owners of five hutments, was opposed to the SRA scheme. When our officers reached the spot, the residents started pelting stones at them,” said Shintre.
Canada-based filmmaker Leena Manimekalai shared the poster of 'Kaali' on the microblogging website, Twitter, on Saturday and said the documentary was part of the 'Rhythms of Canada' segment at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. It triggered widespread fury on social media and prompted the Indian High Commission in Toronto to ask the authorities in Canada for removal of the posters.
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In a first, the Delhi police have started registration of the devotees taking part in 'Kanwar Yatra' to enable better coordination among different authorities to provide assistance and facilitation for the pilgrimage. The yatra, which takes place during the Hindu month of Shrawan, is scheduled to begin from July 14 this year. Suman Nalwa, the deputy commissioner of police (public relations), said that the devotees can register themselves at kavad.delhipolice.gov.in through their mobile phones.
Four people were killed in two accidents in Mandi and Shimla districts on Tuesday. Three workers were killed and one was seriously hurt after the pillar of a gate fell on a tipper truck in the Khaliyar locality of Mandi town. The dead were identified as Rishav Kaushik of Mandi, Gurchain Singh of Rupnagar district and Vinod Kumar of Purnea district in Bihar. Locals informed the police after which a rescue operation was launched.
A Mansa court sent four accused, including two shooters, in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case to eight-day remand of the Punjab Police's special investigation team hours after they were brought from Delhi on transit remand on Tuesday. The court sent them into police custody till July 13. Punjab Police arrested them in the Moose Wala murder case after taking permission from the Delhi court, which also granted the transit remand.